Four myths arise after mass shootings
Their research uncovered four central myths that arise in the aftermath of mass shootings:
- Mental illness causes gun violence
- Psychiatric diagnosis can predict gun crime before it happens
- U.S. mass-shootings “prove” that we should fear mentally ill loners
- Because of the complex psychiatric histories of mass-shooters, gun control “won’t prevent” mass shootings
They stress that all four of these are incorrect, though understandable assumptions.